Moby Slipover

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The Moby Slipover is worked from the top down in a texture and cable pattern. First the back yoke is worked. After this, stitches are picked up and knitted for the shoulders, which are then joined to form the front yoke. The front and back yoke are joined to form the body, which is worked straight down in the round. Rib edges are worked along the neck edge and armholes. Knit a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge – note that this can vary from yarn to yarn. Take care to wash the swatch before measuring, as the texture pattern can grow with wash.

Size guide

The Moby Slipover is designed to have approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [30½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches]. The measurements for the finished garment are given on the first page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S slipover has a bust circumference of 102 cm [40¼ inches] which in the given example would give you 12 cm [4¾ inches] of positive ease.

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Chest circumference: 97 (102) 108 (113) 120 (130) 138 (148) 158 cm [38¼ (40¼) 42½ (44½) 47¼ (51¼) 54¼ (58¼) 62¼ inches]

Length: 52 (53) 55 (57) 59 (59) 61 (63) 64 cm [20½ (20¾) 21¾ (22½) 23¼ (23¼) 24 (24¾) 25¼ inches] (measured mid back excl. neck edge)

Gauge: 24 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in texture pattern on 3.5 mm [US4] after wash and blocking

Needles: Circular needles: 3.5 mm [US4] / 60, 80 and/or 100 cm [24, 32 and/or 40 inches], 3 mm [US2½] / 40 cm [16 inches]; a cable needle

Materials: Suggestion 1: 300 (300) 300-400 (400) 400-500 (500) 500 (500) 500-600 g Tinde by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk (100 g = 260 m [284 yds]) or Dansk Pelsuld 5,5/2 by Hjelholt Uldspinderi (100 g = 275 m [301 yds])

Suggestion 2: 150 (150) 150 (200) 200-250 (250) 250 (250-300) 300 g Tvinni by Isager Yarn (50 g = 255 m [280 yds]) or 200 (200) 200 (250) 250-300 (300) 300-350 (350) 350 g Tynn Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 205 m [224 yds]) held together with 100 (100) 100 (125) 125-150 (150) 150 (150-175) 175 g Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Soft Silk Mohair by Knitting for Olive (25 g = 225 m [246 yds]) or Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) 

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